Learning Through Growing Food: Our School at Blair Grocery

Nat Turner, a former New York City school teacher has moved to New Orleans and created a garden and school in the Ninth Ward. He has brought an unconventional kind of learning to this neighborhood that was devastated by Hurricaine Katrina. Our School at Blair Grocery empowers young black men who've been disenfranchised by the public school system with a hands-on learning experience. All six students are all high-school dropouts. The students grow the food, sell the harvest at a reduced-price weekly farmers' market, and at a markup to local restaurants. Not only do the men gain educational experience, the sales and interpersonal skills are part of the package, too. I wish him the best of success.

Read more about the school here.